5/6th August 2017 Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD

Essex Motor Show


Festival of Wheels

An intoxicating mix of cars, bikes, trucks and all things motoring come together over two superb days for the Festival of Wheels. The largest event of its kind in Essex, the Festival gathers together the east coasts rarest and most glamorous cars, bikes and trucks. The festival of wheels is a unique event created for those with a passion for motoring in general. Hosted by the Essex Motor Show the festival format enables visitors to enjoy a full day of motoring entertainment including amazing stunts.

Register Your Car Here

Some comments from our last show!

What’s On

Show opens at 10am and closes 5pm both days

Monster Truck Rides

STRAP YOURSELF IN…The Red Dragon Monster Ride Truck is the only tubular framed race specification ride truck in Europe with 6.5 litre Chevy V8 engine giving more torque to cater for the extra weight of carrying up to ten passengers. Suitable for people young and old as long as they are over 3 feet tall.


Moto-Stunts International (MSI) motorcycle display team are led by Tony and Brandon Baily. They have a team of 8-10 motorcycle riders including Britain’s top female motorcycle stunt rider and skilled trick and freestyle display jumpers.

The team is also one of the UK’s largest car stunt display teams, and one of few display teams to include Cars, race Quads, Motorcycle stunts and specialist vehicles. The car stunt arena display team uses Suzuki Jimmy’s, and a combination of 20 vehicles.

Motorcycle stunts include jumps and high speed moving ramp jumps, fire stunts, car stunts, quad crossover jumps and a large static car jump. The team performs large fire stunts as a farewell on each performance with the use of pyrotechnics giving the show big bang and sure fire success for their performance.

Non-stop entertainment for all the family.

Trials display stunt Team

TDST Provides engaging and exciting stunts for any audience with its family friendly stunt show. Each display exhibits the perfect combination of skills and thrills and provides a visual spectacle. The riders showcase extreme control, balance, skill and plenty of nerve ensuring you will be left amazed.

The display consists of massive jumps up vertical walls, breath-taking ‘drop offs’, a full range of freestyle tricks: wheelies, stoppies, back wheel hops, 180 degree flick turns etc, plus other spectacular stunts which, combined with the showmanship will leave you in disbelief of what you have just witnessed. New for 2017: new tricks, new routines, new bikes, new riders and a bigger than ever stunt wagon! The non-stop stunts provide high octane excitement and are sure to leave you wanting to see more.

Hayes & Southall MC Present Motorcycle Football

Have you seen football? Have you seen off road motorbikes? Have you seen them together? A football match with a difference. Motorbike football is a must watch for all the family, high speed thrills and spills as riders negotiate there way around the football pitch whilst controlling a very big football aiming to score. The only teams in England and will be live at our show.

(MORE ARENA Entertainment TBC)

The World Famous Record Breaking Wall of Death Bike

It’s coming to the show !!!!!!!!

This Bike has had some serious mods done to it come and see up close and personal a work of art and come and meet the Krazy Horse London Team who are bringing some more amazing bikes

MAIN Stage Entertainment


DJ Crazy Nadge

The Bombshells 1940s Harmony Trio

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Little Dubbers (Kids Fun Area)

Step into Little Dubbers magical world and go wild in our enormous Bouncy castle village supplied by Mega Inflatables, children and adults can enjoy a taste of what it’s like to pilot a monster truck in the pocket-sized replicas which can be driven around a designated course, the only one of it kind in Europe, provided by Mini Monster Truck Mania (single riders need to be over 4ft tall or a parent will need to assist), fun fair rides that all of the family can enjoy, face painting, kids entertainers, racing car simulator, princess appearances on Saturday between 12-2pm (https://www.facebook.com/anenchantedappearance/) and on Sunday between 2-4pm (https://www.facebook.com/Slipperandrose/).(under 10s go free to the event, rides, inflatables ETC will have an additional cost).

Meet the Stars of Motorsport 

L&H Motorsports

L&H Motorsports is a father and son drag racing team. Lee Darby started racing in 1998, Lee’s present drive is a 1953 chevy 3100 step side truck, running a 585ci big block nitrous motor which has run a best of 8.15 @ 164mph not forgetting this truck is still 80% all steel. Harley Jay Darby is the new kid on the block and only been racing for one season in his junior stock dragster, he runs to a 12.90 index but after a test day at Santa Pod last year he ran a 9.1 so this is where we had to start and slow his car down to meet the class rules.

The Fastest Boy on two wheels. 

British Champion Cooper Rushen is a motorbike racer from Tollesbury Essex, who has been enjoying an amazing run of form with 77 race wins unbeaten. He rides a ktm 50cc which he races in grasstrack and rides a 125cc in speedway where he competes against 10-14 year olds and at only 7 that’s some task!


Win a Ducati 899 in our team raffle!
This season to raise money for our race team All Over It Racing we are holding an amazing raffle!  Tickets are just £5 per ticket and you can buy as many as you want.
There are only 4000 tickets available! … At the show meet either Riders Rik Rooney or Taryn Skinner and their grid girl Emmerald Barwise
1st prize:- Ducati 899 Panigale race bike rode by Rik worth £24,000
2nd prize:- 2 pairs of season tickets to the 2018 BSB Championships
3rd prize:- 2 pairs of tickets to the round of your choice in the 2018 BSB Championships
Raffle will be drawn at the end of the season

“The Tasty” Food Fair

The Festival of Wheels ‘Food Fair will be cooking up a storm. Quality food is very much part of our show, from the vintage tea rooms, to the yummy street food. At the festival of wheels you can sample the flavours of the past and the future; we also have amazing drinks on offer from the bars and stands.

Show & Shine

All types of Cars / Bikes / Vehicles are welcome, all ages, makes, models and styles, Don’t miss out go to our Register page to get the best seats in the house, so you’re at the right place at the right time on Sunday. We’ve got some Amazing One Off Trophies up for grabs, and extra prizes. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly, so be sure to arrive early.

Show gates to the vehicles open at 7.30 and will close at 9am so please don’t be late.

Entry for all show vehicles includes all passengers and your entry into the show arena all for FREE to the 1st 500 cars.

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Movie Cars Display

Our movie car section has on display some of Hollywood’s most iconic automobiles including the likes of ‘General Lee’, Starsky and Hutch’s Gran Torino, A-Team van, Herbie more TBC

Muscle Car Experience

Some of the biggest baddest street machines from motorcycles, hot rods to muscle cars, crazy street machines and trucks, Street Freaks – Drag Cars – Vans – Gassers – Muscle & Some Rock ‘n Roll.

The Supercar World

The Supercar world boasts the worlds most expensive cars and the timeless classics, With iconic brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, rolls Royce, Bentley, Tvr, Maserati, Mclaren, BMW and many more.

Modified Mayhem

Modified Mayhem is the Largest, Loudest, Hottest and Fastest, modified display in Essex, Traders, Show & Shine, Drifting cars, Jet Car and much more, it’s Essex’s most extreme Car Show. There’s all types of cars, all ages, makes, models and styles.

The Vintage Village

The Vintage Village is a hidden gem in the heart of the Festival of Wheels …..”sssh don’t tell everyone!” The area focuses on Good Old Fashioned classic’s and celebrates all that was great from before the turn of the century up to the 1980’s. So whatever your interest, Whether it be looking at Vintage/classic cars, Veteran Cycles, Vintage Fashion, Antiques, Rusty Automobillia, dancing the day away with DJ Crazy Nadge joining in jump jive and swing dancing with the Foxy Rock Dancers or chilling to  live music from the amazing Bombshells. There is something for everyone at Vintage Village whether your 8 or 88! With Live bands not to be missed! The Vintage Village is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends in beautiful surroundings.

Wheels & Deals

See the latest cars, meet motoring legends, see the latest tech innovations. To the delight of our visitors on the hunt for their next car. Dealerships and manufacturers from across Essex will showcase their vehicles across the whole event. There will also be some very special guests.

East Coast Mods & Rockers

Choppers, Bobbers, Baggers, Trikes, Street Fighters Customs & Scooters, Essex’s largest motorcycle exhibition. Whether you’re passionate about custom built homemade shed builds, to one off hand crafted monsters, this area has lots of Quality and Style. You’re sure to find everything you need and have a great day at the Show.

Youtuber Corner

Boosted (Sunday Only)
Come and See YouTubeer Boosted a British Automotive Enthusiast with an abnormal love for everything to do with cars.on his YouTube channel you’ll see him filming cars, driving cars, building cars & breaking cars! with over 300 videos 110.000 subscribers and 13m views, he is one to watch.

Dub Customs
Dub Customs is one of the UK ‘s best-known VEHICLE WRAPPING AND CUSTOMISATION specialists They transform cars from hatchbacks to hypercars, Their experienced team can offer everything from vinyl wraps and alloy wheel refurbs, through to body kits and bespoke interiors. The possibilities are endless. They also work and look after some of the world famous cars on youtube from the likes of supercars of London Lamborghini and M3 to seen through glasses   McLaren 540c  and not for getting  Racing driver  Archie Hamilton’s  CORVETTE (the only one in the UK)

Auto Jumble

Autojumble is extremely important to this market. Autojumbles up and down the country keep the trade in rare old parts, books, manuals, badges (and a myriad of other items). These areas are always thriving, always delivers superb sales and space for ‘Jumblers’ and we expect these to sell out early! To apply for a trade stall at this year’s event, please go to our Register page.

Trade Stands & Shopping

We have lots of traders on-site selling everything from vintage clothes, shoes and bags to Wheels & Tyres, wax polish to the Complete engines.

To apply for a trade stall at this year’s event, please go to our Register page.

After we have received your application we will reply to confirm your booking. Please note we only allow 2 people selling the same item/goods to ensure a fair trade to both.

Price for Pitch which will include 2 passes for staff.

The Gentleman’s Jolly – Luxury Rally and Lifestyle Brand

If you’ve been looking for a 5* European driving adventure for you and your chariot of choice then look no further you have arrived at your destination. In a nutshell the Gentleman’s Jolly are the ultimate 5* rally connecting a diverse, global community of exotic, prestige and sports car owners through their combined desire for exclusive adventure since 2014.They have hand selected and approved the luxury accommodation, secured the most exclusive night spots and organised you’re overseas transport, day time activities and meal stops. They have driven 1000’s of miles and researched 100’s of maps to discover and plot the most exciting driving roads for your journey.

Wild & Sons – American Car Parts & Auto Shop

Wild & Sons is a family based company in the UK and is run by experienced specialists and can help you with anything from supplying you with an OE (original equipment) or performance part to advising you with performance options and valuations on all vehicles. Wild & Sons supply parts for all North American and Canadian vehicles from built from 1901 up to present day.


The GT101 Mustang is our demonstrator which we use to showcase some of the upgrades we offer. This car has a Whipple Supercharger pushing the engine output over 600hp along with upgraded fully adjustable coil over suspension from the Australian brand Pedders, Eibach wheel spacers and a Milltek exhaust. As dealers for Whipple, Roush, Mountune, KW, Pedders, Eibach, Milltek and a number of other brands the options to personalise and upgrade your Mustang are many and varied.

GT101 Limited was established in 2013 as the first and only UK business dedicated specifically to the Ford GT. We provide sales, storage, paintwork correction, comprehensive servicing, upgrades, repairs and advice on all matters relating to ownership of the Ford GT. Since the company was founded we have expanded to also care for late model Ford Mustangs and also TVR.

GT101 is owned and run by David Jones who has worked on all aspects of the Ford GT since it first appeared in Europe in 2004. He led the engineering project to convert the Official 101 cars supplied by Ford of Europe in 2005 and has since gone on to manage Ford GT customer needs for the following 12 years.

Quirks Car Company

Quirks Car Company Ltd offers quality used vehicles for sale in Wickford, Essex. We’re a family run dealership specialising in sports cars, prestige and 4×4 vehicles. In 2014, we were proud to be named the Best Used Car Dealership sized between 50 and 100 cars in the whole of the UK.

The selection of used vehicles for sale in our Essex showroom changes rapidly, but always includes a high quality selection of cars and 4×4 vehicles from prestigious marques like Range Rover, Audi and Jaguar.

Trust Ford

Trust Ford will be attending both days of Festival of wheels and will be bringing with them the All New Fiesta and the backbone of Britain trusted Ford Transti Vans.

Technology should always have a purpose. And when you start your All-New Ford Fiesta, you bring to life a whole range of advanced features and systems. For example, Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Aid, Traffic Sign Recognition… Get ready to experience technologies so smart and so useful you’ll wonder how you ever did without them.

Transit South East Society – Essex & Kent Owners Club

With over 1000 members, the transit south east society will be attended the Festival of Wheels and will be bringing a selection of transit vans from the 1960’s to the present day.

 GAD Tuning

Gad Tuning North Limited is Europe’s fastest growing automotive tuner specialising in high end and prestige cars.
The only automotive tuner with a £5 million insurance backed by Hiscox Insurance.

Arts Against Abuse

Arts Against Abuse is a creative organisation seeking to raise awareness about the myriad forms of domestic abuse through outreach events, the arts and media.

Our philosophy is that effective relief from domestic abuse requires a multifaceted approach: providing sustaining funds for domestic abuse services, imparting creative reintegration skills to survivors, supporting the emotional and mental wellbeing of victims and survivors through unique and accessible arts based activities and installing preventative measures by educating our communities and young people.

Hot Hire

REAL FIREMEN, REAL FIRE ENGINE. Fully insured, fully licensed and fully converted for a extra special hire!
The first fully converted Fire Engine limousine company of its kind to the Essex area. We provide hire for all occasions.

Hot Hire have an extensive range of packages and vehicles available. You can choose from a one hour booking to a full day or nights hire. We can tailor a package to suit your requirements from a simple ride around town with your friends to a complete package with all the added extras to really make your occasion a special one to remember.


The Essex motor show is probably the biggest show in Essex, with 3 massive areas, Space for over 3,000 parked cars with easy entrance and exit

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